DoctorsSudha Nallasamy, MD

Sudha Nallasamy, MD

Title: Assistant Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology

Department: Ophthalmology

Clinical Specialty: Pediatric Ophthalmology

Treatment Expertise: Retinal Diseases, Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP), Pediatric Ophthalmology

Certification: American Board of Ophthalmology

Languages: English, Tamil

Location: Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Biography and Education


Sudha Nallasamy, MD, attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine where she was the recipient of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Medical Student Fellowship Award in 2003, earning her medical degree in 2005. She graduated from the ophthalmology residency program at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Pediatrics in 2009. Dr. Nallasamy further specialized in pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus at the distinguished Children’s Hospital of Boston.


  • MD, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, 2005


  • Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Pediatrics, 2005-2006


  • Scheie Eye Institute / University of Pennsylvania Health System, Ophthalmology, Philadelphia, 2006-2009


  • Children’s Hospital Boston, Boston, 2009-2010


Professional society memberships:

  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology (elected Fellow in 2011)
  • American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (Candidate-In-Training, 2010-13; Member 2013-present), 2010-present
  • International Council of Ophthalmology


  • Robert C. Byrd Ohio Board of Education Scholarship, 1996
  • Ohio Academic Scholarship, 1996
  • Case Western Reserve University Presidential Scholarship, 1996
  • Case Alumni Association Junior-Senior Scholarship, 1998
  • The Phi Beta Kappa Prize, 1998
  • The Delta Phi Upsilon Prize of Arts and Sciences, 1999
  • Case Western Reserve University Louis K. Levy Prize for an outstanding junior, 1999
  • Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, 1999
  • The Daniel Burke Prize for excellence in both biology and chemistry, 2000
  • The John Schoff Millis Award for the senior with the best academic record in the College of Arts and Sciences, 2000
  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute Medical Student Fellowship Award, 2003
  • Selected to attend Heed Ophthalmic Foundation Resident Retreat, Chicago, IL, 2007
  • AAPOS Meeting Poster selected for Best of Show Tour, AAPOS Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., 2008
  • Selected to present at Rabb-Venable Competition at Annual Convention & Scientific Assembly of the National Medical
  • Association – Ophthalmology Section, 2009
  • Heed Ophthalmic Foundation Fellowship Award, 2009
  • Farley Award, Children’s Hospital Boston, 2009
  • AAPOS Meeting Poster selected for Best of Show Tour, AAPOS Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, 2010
  • Pasadena Magazine Top Doctors in Ophthalmology, 2014


  1. Jen M, Nallasamy S. Ocular Manifestations of Genetic Skin Disorders. Clin Dermatol. 2016 Mar-Apr;34(2):242-75.
  2. Tamhankar MA, Lesniak SP, Nallasamy S, Woo JH. Tacrolimus-Induced Cerebral Blindness in a Liver Transplant Patient. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2016 Jul;64(7):541.
  3. Nallasamy S, Eagle RC, Jr., Rorke-Adams L, Nichols KE, Brucker AJ. Eye findings in X-linked lymphoproliferative disorder. Retina (Philadelphia, Pa). 2011;31(4):790-7. Epub 2011/03/12. doi: 10.1097/IAE.0b013e318206cd67. PubMed PMID: 21394060.
  4. Nallasamy S, Anninger WV, Quinn GE, Kroener B, Zetola NM, Nkomazana O. Survey of childhood blindness and visual impairment in Botswana. The British journal of ophthalmology. 2011;95(10):1365-70. Epub 2011/01/19. doi: 10.1136/bjo.2010.189068. PubMed PMID: 21242581; PubMed Central PMCID: PMCPmc4127423.
  5. Nallasamy S, Uhler T, Nallasamy N, Tapino PJ, Volpe NJ. Ophthalmology resident selection: current trends in selection criteria and improving the process. Ophthalmology. 2010;117(5):1041-7. Epub 2010/01/30. doi: 10.1016/j.ophtha.2009.07.034. PubMed PMID: 20110128.
  6. Nallasamy S, Ramasubramanian A, Shields CL, Tipperman R, Shields JA. Chemoreduction for nonvisualized retinoblastoma hidden behind dense cataract. Canadian journal of ophthalmology Journal canadien d’ophtalmologie. 2010;45(5):539-40. Epub 2010/07/22. doi: 10.3129/i10-025. PubMed PMID: 20648072.
  7. Nallasamy S, Lesniak S, Volpe NJ, Tamhankar MA. Unusual presentations of cavernous carotid aneurysms: further evidence for topographic organization of the oculomotor nerve. Journal of the neurological sciences. 2010;295(1-2):82-6. Epub 2010/06/16. doi: 10.1016/j.jns.2010.04.017. PubMed PMID: 20546791.
  8. Nallasamy S, Davidson SL, Kuhn I, Mills MD, Forbes BJ, Stricker PA, et al. Simultaneous bilateral intraocular surgery in children. Journal of AAPOS : the official publication of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus / American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus. 2010;14(1):15-9. Epub 2010/03/17. doi: 10.1016/j.jaapos.2009.10.014. PubMed PMID: 20227616.
  9. Nallasamy S, Colby K. Keratoprosthesis: procedure of choice for corneal opacities in children? Seminars in ophthalmology. 2010;25(5-6):244-8. Epub 2010/11/26. doi: 10.3109/08820538.2010.518810. PubMed PMID: 21091007.
  10. Nallasamy S, Davidson SL, Howell LJ, Hedrick H, Flake AW, Crombleholme TM, et al. The effects of fetal surgery on retinopathy of prematurity development. Ophthalmology and eye diseases. 2009;1:13-9. Epub 2009/01/01. PubMed PMID: 23861606; PubMed Central PMCID: PMCPmc3661317.
  11. Ghodasra DH, Nallasamy S, Binenbaum G. Congenital trigemino-abducens synkinesis in a neonate. Journal of AAPOS : the official publication of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus / American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus. 2009;13(4):417-8. Epub 2009/08/18. doi: 10.1016/j.jaapos.2009.04.005. PubMed PMID: 19683197.
  12. Nallasamy S, Paluru PC, Devoto M, Wasserman NF, Zhou J, Young TL. Genetic linkage study of high-grade myopia in a Hutterite population from South Dakota. Molecular vision. 2007;13:229-36. Epub 2007/03/01. PubMed PMID: 17327828; PubMed Central PMCID: PMCPmc2633468.
  13. Nallasamy S, Kherani F, Yaeger D, McCallum J, Kaur M, Devoto M, et al. Ophthalmologic findings in Cornelia de Lange syndrome: a genotype-phenotype correlation study. Archives of ophthalmology (Chicago, Ill : 1960). 2006;124(4):552-7. Epub 2006/04/12. doi: 10.1001/archopht.124.4.552. PubMed PMID: 16606884.
  14. Paluru PC, Nallasamy S, Devoto M, Rappaport EF, Young TL. Identification of a novel locus on 2q for autosomal dominant high-grade myopia. Investigative ophthalmology & visual science. 2005;46(7):2300-7. Epub 2005/06/28. doi: 10.1167/iovs.04-1423. PubMed PMID: 15980214.
  15. Angrist M, Jing S, Bolk S, Bentley K, Nallasamy S, Halushka M, et al. Human GFRA1: cloning, mapping, genomic structure, and evaluation as a candidate gene for Hirschsprung disease susceptibility. Genomics. 1998;48(3):354-62. Epub 1998/04/18. doi: 10.1006/geno.1997.5191. PubMed PMID: 9545641.